Boston College Football Countdown: 70 Days to Go


30 down, 70 to go in the Boston College football summer countdown.

Who Wears 70 Now

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY SportsAaron Kramer, RT, junior

Aaron Kramer (no relation to Cosmo) is a local product from Duxbury who will be entering his junior season at Boston College in 2013. He has made his way into six games so far as an Eagle, including the season finale at NC State — in it, he cracked the two-deep as the backup at right tackle behind John Wetzel. Could he work his way into more playing time as an upperclassman on a line with some starting vacancies? Stay tuned.

Notables Who Wore 70

Art Donovan, T, 1946-49. Pro Football Hall of Famer and World War II veteran.
James Marten, OT, 2003-06. 3rd round pick by Dallas in 2007.
Steve Lively, OG, 1978, 1980-82. Has become more vocal in recent years.
Dan Oriskovich, OL, 1993-96. Doing very well for himself.
John Schmeding, G, 1975-79. 1979 team captain; drafted by Buffalo in 1980.

The 1,000 Club

In ’70, Boston College had its first thousand-yard rusher in a single season. That was Fred Willis, who was an All-ECAC player that year. 18 other players have broken that mark since, but Willis did it in just ten games.

A Crowded Ceremony

Boston College football saw a number of former program figures inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame — that’s because it was the first year it existed. The inaugural inductees were (and it’s quite a list):
• Frank Cavanaugh (coach), 1919-26.
• Don Currivan, E, class of 1943.
• Chuck Darling, FB, class of 1925.
• Gil Dobie (coach), 1936-38.
• Art Donovan, T, class of 1950.
• Henry Downes, C, class of 1931.
• Jim Fitzpatrick, RB, class of 1921.
• Chet Gladchuk, Sr., C, class of 1941.
• Gene Goodreault, E, class of 1941.
• Art Graham, E, class of 1963.
• Mike Holovak, RB, class of 1943.
• George Kerr, G, class of 1941.
• Frank Leahy (coach), 1939-40.
• Warren McGuirk, T, class of 1929.
• Joe McKenney, B, class of 1927.
• Charles Murphy, E, class of 1930.
• Grattan O’Connell, E, class of 1926.
• Charlie O’Rourke, QB, class of 1941.
• Butch Songin, B, class of 1950.
• Luke Urban, E, class of 1921.
• Al Weston, B, class of 1929.

College Football Immortality

Former coach Frank Leahy, who spent two years at BC before going to some other school in the middle of nowhere, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame the same year.

Random Fact

NFL Network talking head Tom Waddle is third all-time in Boston College single-season receptions with 70.